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Sensory & Community Room

Our sensory room is free for members to use and for members of the public to hire. It stimulates sensory understanding and general development, and regular use of a sensory room can help those with hidden impairments gain confidence to explore their surroundings.

Sensory hire and opening times

The sensory room is open Tues – Friday 10-4pm. It is also available after school and on weekends but with prior arrangement.

  • Free to Members
  • Non-Members - £20 per hour room hire (max 8 people)

A Specialist Multi-Sensory Centre providing a wonderful range of sensory experiences and therapeutic services for a wide range of special needs.

A multi-sensory sensory room is a stimulating environment aimed at developing coordination, motor skills, colour recognition, communication and sensory skills for children and adults with sensory impairments.

The facilities can be used both passively and interactively to :

  • calm overactive behaviours
  • relax and bond with children / parents / carers
  • engage or stimulate the senses to learn
  • control new movements or recover / re-learn / rehabilitate

The WHISH Community Hub is used for activities, social events, training courses, and coffee mornings. Members are free to join in with any of our activities or just use the hub for some respite. We have a communal pc connected to the internet which is free to use. Tea and coffee-making facilities with biscuits and snacks are plentiful with comfy sofas and magazines and books if you just want a quiet space to relax.

WHISH runs a coffee morning every couple of weeks. Families find it beneficial to chat with other parents who have similar experiences to themselves. Guest speakers are sometimes invited to chat about their services with parents in a relaxed setting.

We work in conjunction with local supermarkets and receive donated food which is freely available to all of our members.